So thanks to devinsdad I ended up getting another kayak. It's not a hobie, but it's mine and it'll do. I took it out about 2 miles into the gulf last weekend and had no problems, so I was sold. I have some more mods to make (I want to add a flush and a Scotty rod holder as well as a fishfinder. Today I built a bait tube and added a milk crate with a few rod holders. Any suggestions are welcome.